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New Zealand judge dismisses 7 of Kim Dotcom's 8 arguments against extradition to US

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 19:52 A New Zealand judge has rejected seven of the eight arguments made by Kim Dotcom, in which the founder of the file sharing giant Megaupload presented reasons why he shouldn’t be extradited to the US. Justice Timothy Brewer’s decision, which was released earlier on Friday, came after the US filed an application for the ...

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Star Wars Princess Leia wielded Soviet pistol against stormtroopers

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 08:56 The world premiere of Star Wars is finally here, and the Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern has reminded people that the iconic blaster wielded by Princess Leia in the original movies was, in fact, a modified version of a Soviet pistol. “Did you know that Princess Leia used a Soviet Margolin pistol in the ...

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Charges of inciting riot dismissed against 6 Trump inauguration protesters

A DC Superior Court judge has dismissed charges of felony rioting against six people arrested protesting during Trump’s inauguration. However, the judge has denied motions to dismiss seven other charges related to property damage. After hearing from prosecutors and defense attorneys, Judge Lynn Leibovitz said on Wednesday there was not enough evidence against four women and two men to prove ...

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Indecency charges dropped against women caught wearing trousers in Sudan

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 23:02 Women caught wearing trousers at a party in Sudan have had charges of indecency dropped against them. The 24 women were facing up to 40 lashes and fines. Morality police raided a party in El Mamoura, south of the capital of Khartoum Wednesday, where the women were present, the Dabanga reports. “The party took ...

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Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit against Tories to defend NHS from ‘privatization’

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 19:35 World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has reignited his war of words with the Conservative Party, joining a lawsuit to prevent sweeping reforms of the British healthcare system which he believes would lead to widespread privatization. The lawsuit seeks to prevent a major NHS shake-up which would include the introduction of the first Accountable Care Organization ...

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Declassified documents reveal US plan for war against North Korea in 1994

Newly declassified documents reveal that the Clinton administration planned for war against North Korea in 1994. The war plans came as the US was negotiating North Korea’s nuclear disarmament. “Of course, with the combined forces of the ROK and US, we can undoubtedly win the war,” Defense Secretary William Perry told South Korean President Kim Dae Jung at the time. ...

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‘IOC decision is against Russia, not just athletes’ – 3-time Olympic champion Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina, the most decorated figure skater in history who is now a member of the Russian State Duma, has spoken out on the recent International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to impose sanctions on Russia. On Tuesday, the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. READ MORE: Russian Olympic Committee ...

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CAS registers lawsuits from 22 Russian athletes against lifetime Olympic bans

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 13:00 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered 22 cases from Russian athletes against their lifetime Olympic bans and the annulment of their records at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Read more The cases were received just one day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

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Russian lawmakers mull tit-for-tat ban against foreign-funded journalists at parliament sessions

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 00:10 A media regulating committee in the Russian lower house, the State Duma, has supported a proposal to adopt tit-for-tat measures against certain foreign-funded journalists working in the country by banning them from attending Duma sessions. During a meeting Monday, the committee on control and regulation of media issues agreed to go forward with a ...

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Most Russians support sanctions against parents who allow kids to join sects

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 10:07 Almost four-fifths of Russians have told researchers they support a proposal to deprive citizens of parental rights if they allow their children to join destructive sects or extremist groups. According to a poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM in late November, 79 percent of Russians currently support the idea, while 16 percent of respondents said ...

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